Mazda Kiyora ConceptOctober 4, 2009
Kiyora, with next-generation styling and levels of fuel economy, will make its
Japanese debut at the Tokyo Motor Show.
Mazda’s SKY concept powertrain technologies and weight reduction, which are
designed to improve the average fuel economy of Mazda vehicles sold globally by
30 percent before 2015 compared to 2008 levels.
Mazda says it
will achieve these improved fuel economy targets by significantly improving the
core aspects of its vehicles – engines, transmissions, and lighter vehicle
Kiyora is a compact concept car that is both extremely efficient and
fun-to-drive due to the combination of a next-generation direct-injection Mazda
SKY-G 1.3 engine and new compact and lightweight six-speed Mazda SKY-Drive
achieves excellent fuel economy figures, estimated to be 3.1 l/100 km (under
Japan’s 10-15 mode test cycle), aided by Mazda’s unique i-stop idling stop
system, regenerative braking, and advanced aerodynamics around a compact body
that is 100 kg lighter than Mazda’s current mass production model in the same
SKY concept exhibits, Mazda will also feature a “Today’s Technologies” exhibit
that includes i-stop, a unique idling stop system that was introduced with the
Technologies” will showcase the advanced Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid, with
its hydrogen-powered rotary engine.